OUR DOCTORS

The Empower team of doctors and nurses have a unique breadth and depth in the medical cannabis field. Combined they represent over 115 years of medical experience with 40 years of combined medical cannabis experience. Our doctors have attended or served at Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Brown, Baylor, USC, UCLA and Washington University. Our team is passionate about the space and has written over 12 books and published over 300 articles on medical cannabis.

Our doctors are recruited through a variety of methods including referral, recruiting and outreach. Currently doctors are paid on competitive hourly contracts which provide maximum flexibility for both the clinics and doctors personal schedule. We believe the tenure and experience our doctors possess in treating medical cannabis patients is unique and provides Empower patients the most informed perspective on cannabis education and allows patients to achieve the most impactfull efficacy in their treatment.

 
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Dr. Jack Mccue, MD. FACP AGSF

A graduate of Harvard University and Case Western Reserve University Schools of Medicine, Dr. McCue did his residency training at Johns Hopkins and Harvard in internal medicine and geriatrics. He has traveled the world and worked with patients and other medical professionals in a science-based blending of traditional medical treatment and appropriate use of cannabis.  As a distinguished and award-winning physician, Dr. McCue has written 14 books and over 300 articles, in addition to speaking internationally at conferences on many topics including the informed use of medical cannabis. 
 
Since 2014 Dr. McCue has listened to and learned from thousands of patients who have described their personal medical experiences with cannabis.  “My typical patient is 50+ year old man with pain.  More than 15% of my patients are over 70 years of age.  Nearly every one of them is trying to avoid or stop opiates or sleeping pills, and many have serious illnesses that have not responded well to traditional medical therapy.” He believes in the evidence-based use of phytocannabinoids for palliation and in some cases disease treatment, and emphasizes the compatibility of cannabis with modern medical treatments for most symptoms and many illnesses.

 

 
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Dr. Leora Britvan, MD.

Dr. Britvan is a board certified internal medicine physician. She studied medicine at University of Southern California Medical School and trained at Harbor- UCLA for internal medicine.  Most of her professional career includes working as a Hospitalist in both California and Oregon for the past twenty years--caring for patients from admission in the emergency room to stay in hospital.  She has been evaluating patients for medical cannabis treatment since 2015 and her passion is relieving chronic pain with out the use of narcotics.

 
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Dr. David Dodge, MD.

Dr. Dodge is a retired pathologist and nuclear medicine doctor in Portland, Oregon. He received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and served as staff pathologist at Providence Medical Center for more than 20 years.  He has helped Oregon cannabis patients at Empower Clinics since 2003.

Dr. Dodge uses medical cannabis to treat his own advanced osteoarthritic pain.